Love and Other Words

Cori’s Pick: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren Back in early August I reviewed Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners.  It was the perfect beach read with lots of much needed laughs.  So naturally, I picked up a few of her other titles including this one and fell in love with Christina Lauren all over again! …

One of Us Is Lying

Cori’s Pick: One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus I came across this title as it was being compared to The Breakfast Club movie of 1985.  I’m a product of the ’80s so, SOLD!  (also, I just noticed that The Breakfast Club is rated R….it’s been a minute since I last watched it but…

Dominicana

Cori’s Pick: Dominicana by Angie Cruz Dominicana is the third novel by Angie Cruz and was shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction.  By the end, you’ll easily see how this beautiful but heartbreaking work has earned the prestigious award. Set in 1960s Dominican Republic, Ana Canción’s fierce mother has a plan to get…

The Unhoneymooners

Cori’s Pick:  The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren I’m at a weird point in the year where I just keep telling myself everything is fine.  We’re all okay.  It’s fine.  I must not be totally convinced though because I’ve read about 5 cheesy romance books back-to-back, which is not ‘normal’ for me but hey, right on…

The Vanishing Half

Cori’s Pick: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett This second novel by Brit Bennett (The Mothers was her debut) focuses on twin sisters, Desiree and Stella Vignes.  They were raised in the fictional small town of Mallard, Louisiana that became an exclusive place for light-skinned blacks, thanks to their great-great-great grandfather.  The small town’s prejudices…

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  Cori’s Pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Full disclosure: I totally picked this one up based on the reviews, comparing it to the work of the mystery and suspense queen herself, Agatha Christie.  And I’ll tell you what, it did not disappoint! For some reason with the thriller and suspense novels I read,…

A Good Marriage

Cori’s Pick: A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight A Good Marriage is Kimberly McCreight’s second novel set in Park Slope, Brooklyn – the first was Reconstructing Amelia (2013), which I immediately requested after finishing A Good Marriage! I’m going to keep this one short, because I’m not going to spoil ANYTHING for you!  This is…

The Authenticity Project

Cori’s Pick: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley It’s the first of June and the start of summer is just a few weeks away.  I’m counting on it for a fresh start – anyone else?  In my book preferences I’m still bouncing between deeper literary reads, non-fiction, and books like this one that just make…

Normal People

Cori’s Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney This book was published April 2019 and I don’t recollect a ton of buzz about it back then.  But then a couple of months ago, I started hearing about it more and more.  Come to find out, it was released as a Hulu original series in April 2020. …

The Adventurer’s Son

Cori’s Pick: The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial  The Adventurer’s Son is a memoir, written by Roman Dial.  Roman is a professor, biologist, legendary Alaskan explorer, and National Geographic Explorer.  And until the publication of this book (February 2020), the only other book he had written was a how-to guide on packrafting. Roman and his…